Linthicum podcast: Cloud computing plus recession equals IT transformation

Linthicum podcast: Cloud computing plus recession equals IT transformation

Summary: We get into a discussion on the alignment of the dour economic climate with the newer services architectures for mixing and matching IT assets and resources with more flexibility. We also look into some recent news events relating to cloud and the impact and analysis on these issues.

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I had the pleasure of joining long-time IT thought leader and IT executive Dave Linthicum this week for a podcast on cloud computing.

We get into a discussion on the alignment of the dour economic climate with the newer services architectures for mixing and matching IT assets and resources with more flexibility. We also look into some recent news events relating to cloud and the impact and analysis on these issues.

Dave has created a new consulting emphasis on cloud computing, and is finding strong interest from enterprises in the subject and its effects. He also joins me regularly on the BriefingsDirect Analyst Insights podcast series.

If you're interested in understanding how cloud computing is affecting your company and IT department -- especially as a change agent during transformative times -- you may enjoy and benefit from the podcast. You can also subscribe to the ongoing Linthicum cloud podcast or find it on iTunes.

Topics: Browser, Cloud

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  • Awesome, the recession fear is now being used...

    To force a shift to unsafe IT practices.
    Let's scare people into giving up data ownership.

    People wake up!!! This stuff isn't free and it has a huge cost compared to benefits.

    Find me a EULA that allows me to have data ownership and guaranteed privacy.

    Find me a company that has tech support to keep my service, application, or data storage available 95% of the time.

    Find me a vendor that is going to be in business 6 years down the road when I need to produce a tax document to avoid steep tax fees or possible jail time.

    Find me a vendor that has a user oriented exit strategy. You know for when they go out of business and lose your data, services, and applications.

    YOU STILL HAVE TO MANAGE YOUR OWN DATA. instead of on hardware of your choosing you have to manage your online partners. You will have to maintain your own IT infrastructure as back ups, storing private data, and as emergency storage for when your favorite vendor goes belly up. Huh, if you have an IT structure already, why not use it???

    IT development projects are still going to fail because the problems are rarely with the actual technology. The problems are with project management and human error. The cloud doesn't fix this. You will still have humans messing up projects, they just be using different hardware to make mistakes with.

    Other than naked unabashed greed, short term thinking, and a desire to outsource everything except dividend checks, how can the benefits of the cloud be compared to the expenses of the could?
    mr1972